For the past weeks, Tiemoue Bakayoko has been in the news following his alleged quarrel with his manager, Gennaro Gattuso. It has been reported that Tiemoue Bakayoko caught telling AC Milan's manager to "f*** off" during the side's 2-1 win over Bologna. But the player has claimed that he was simply repeating Gennaro Gattuso's own words at the time.
The 24-year-old has been played for AC Milan as a loan from Chelsea for this season. He reportedly infuriated Gennaro Gattuso last week by arriving late to training and was named among the substitutes at the San Siro on Monday night. Gennaro Gattuso ordered Tiemoue Bakayoko to warm-up as Lucas Biglia went down injured midway through the first half but the Italian manager was seemingly unsatisfied with the midfielder's efforts on the touchline.
In a frosty clash between the pair in AC Milan's dugout, Tiemoue Bakayoko was pictured telling his coach to "f*** off" as he retook his place on the bench with Jose Mauri eventually chosen to replace Lucas Biglia.
The player himself has not denied his foul-mouthed reaction to Gennaro Gattuso, but the player insisted that he is 200 percent committed to AC Milan and would never refuse to come on as a substitute. On an Instagram post, Tiemoue Bakayoko posted an explanation about the real situation. He indeed realizes he's been on the news for a few weeks and people talking about him on the press, but so far he chooses to remain silent and continue working as he's doing to this date.
Tiemoue Bakayoko Denied That He Refused To Play
But now he has come to a decision that he has to speaks up and react immediately because he doesn't want to be misinterpreted. He claimed that he is not a player who refused to take to the field when his coach asks him to. He is not a player who does not respect his club and his team-mates.
Tiemoue Bakayoko also tells online casino Malaysia that despite starting on the bench he was ready to give 200 percent even if he only played 5 minutes at a match. He also claimed that when Lucas Biglia began to suffer on the ground, he was asked to prepare for the change, hence he prepared immediately and went to warm up for a maximum 2 or 3 minutes long.
But later his coach spoke to him in "unexpected terms" which is what provoked his angry reaction at the time. Then he was asked to return to the bench and the coach spoke to him in unexpected terms and all he did is only repeated his words and nothing more. For the last time, the player insisted that he never refused to come into play and he doesn't have to drag himself to warm up.